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Mayfair Sculpture Trails

For extraordinary contemporary art at your fingertips discover Mayfair's Sculpture Trails

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Whether you’re an art aficionado, or just looking for a much-needed catch-up with your friends, enjoy everything Mayfair has to offer with our quick guide so you can make the most of Mayfair's free Sculpture trails.

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Getting around

Close to Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, Oxford Street, St James's Park tube stations. Nearby bus routes include 6, 9, 14, 19, 22, 38, N9, N19, N22, N38, N94. Nearby Santander bicycles and bicycle parking available.

Want to make the most of Mayfair’s free sculpture trails?

Mayfair is the mecca for art aficionados or enthusiasts, which is why the Mayfair Sculpture trails are a treat for those looking to add a splash of culture to their weekend escapades.

Running for the first time, from 1st – 31st October 2020, the free trails launched in unison with the seventh edition of Mayfair Art Weekend in partnership with Art in Mayfair, showcase the best of Mayfair’s art galleries by spilling art on to the streets in iconic London locations.

From Bond Street, Cork Street, Burlington Arcade and Grosvenor Square, explore the many gallery trails including the Grosvenor Trail, the Berkeley Trail, Brown’s Trail, Pollen Trail or Bond Street Trail. Each one is perfect for those with a penchant for paintings, featuring an array of galleries and run for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

Plus, tune-in to an audio commentary tour to top-up your knowledge using the SMARITFY app. Offering exclusive information on each artwork along the sculpture trail, it’s the ultimate accompaniment to your journey.

So, whether you’re an art aficionado, a culture vulture, or just looking for an essential catch-up with your friends, enjoy everything Mayfair has to offer with our quick guide so you can make the most of your visit to London’s luxury quarter.

Wake-up to an oasis of culture at Maison Assouline

Kick-start your cultural caper with a coffee at The Swans Bar in Maison Assouline, Piccadilly before heading back into Mayfair to continue your weekend full of art.

Offering a luxury refuge for those seeking style, culture, and art de vivre, it’s a must-visit sitting seconds away from the Royal Academy of Arts.

Flip through pages of the finest art books and see the full collection of remarkable vintage pieces. Or, sample tasty tipples in the Swans Bar with a selection of expertly crafted cocktails inspired by each title from their iconic travel series.

So, go on. Immerse yourself in culture at the flagship Maison Assouline store.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 020 3034 3090

E: swansbar@assouline.com

Sip on superb cocktails inspired by history at 45 Jermyn St.

Serving tailor-made cocktails created by their in-house mixologist, using hand-picked ingredients from the Fortnum & Mason store next door, this trendy hang-out is a must-add to your sculpture trail capers.

Offering cocktails inspired by history, sip on a Beau’s Negroni inspired by Beau Brummell, the inventor of the modern man’s trousers. Filled with Hepple Gin, Cocchi di Torino, Mondino Amaro, Raspberry, topped with chilled Champagne.

Plus, after your tasty tipple you can meet the man himself – in statue form – as you wander down Jermyn Street towards the Piccadilly Arcade.

What’s more, discover clever concoctions inspired by the eccentric recipes of the Soda Jerks and Pharmacists from London’s very first Soda Fountain, which was housed on this site.

Bringing a glorious ode to the golden age of glamour, with its terracotta tones and art deco interiors, reserve your table to experience one of the finest restaurants on Jermyn Street, in London’s most fashionable district.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 020 7205 4545

E: hello@45jermynst.com

Refuel with a refreshing take on Afternoon Tea at The Dilly

Alight at The Dilly’s Terrace restaurant to refuel after scouring the streets of London’s luxury quarter during Mayfair’s Sculpture Trails.

The award-winning Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea selection is a must-try. Tuck-in to on a magical wonderland of Peter's favourite treats inspired by the classic Beatrix Potter tale.

From Mr McGregor's Garden, a delectable baguettini filled with fresh vegetables and hummus, to the Flower-Pot Hideout, an edible chocolate pot filled with chamomile mousse and blackberries, harking back to Peter's adventurous day. Not forgetting warm fluffy scones, served with jam and clotted cream in adorable plant pots.

Plus, they’ve got a cracking Gin-based cocktail menu to complement your cultural caper.

From the Copperhead cocktail, mixing Copperhead Alchemist Gin with classic tonic, dried orange, rosemary, juniper, to the Roku cocktail mixing Suntory Roku Gin with pomelo & pink pepper tonic, ginger stick, lime and juniper, there’s something to make everyone’s tastebuds dance with delight.

Whatever you decide, The Dilly is a treasure trove overlooking the heart of London’s original cultural district.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 (0)20 7734 8000

E: info@thedillylondon.com

Get closer to the action with The May Fair Hotel

Experience all Mayfair has to offer with a stay at The May Fair Hotel, an official hotel partner of the annual art Mayfair Art Weekend and London Fashion Week extravaganzas.

Offering luxurious signature suites and a blissful retreat with the hotels spa and gym, you’ll be staying in the centre of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district.

Plus, if you’re looking to refuel after a day of discovering artworks on the streets of Mayfair, get ready for a tempting treat at the May Fair Bar and May Fair Kitchen. Serving signature cocktails and exquisite pan-Asian small plates, take a break for lunch or dinner and relax before heading off to immerse yourself in a second edition of Mayfair’s Sculpture trails.

What's more, enjoy 20% off five-star stays at The May Fair Hotel between 1st October 2020 and 29th February 2021 when booking in October*.

So, book your getaway and experience extraordinary contemporary art at your fingertips.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 020 7769 8200

E: reservations@themayfairhotel.co.uk

*Terms and conditions apply.

Plus, there’s plenty more to see and do

Whether you’re looking for some retail therapy with the biggest names on Bond Street, want to wake-up with breakfast at The Wolseley on Piccadilly, or catch-up with your friends over quirky cocktails at the Sofitel London St James’s, Mayfair, Piccadilly, and St James’s are a must-visit during Mayfair’s Sculpture trails.

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Maison Assouline

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The international flagship store, serves as an oasis of culture in the heart of bustling Piccadilly and seconds away from Piccadilly Circus. Housed in the landmark building which was an old bank designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922, it's one of the world's most beautiful bookstores. Pop-in to refuel at the elegant Swans Bar, pick-up unique books and gifts, and enjoy special events in this historical setting.

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The Dilly

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Set in the heart of London's West End, The Dilly complements the hotel's vibrant cultural and architectural surroundings. Seconds away from St James's, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square, this luxury 5-star hotel boasts a stunning indoor swimming pool and spacious, elegant rooms for hotel guests. Plus, open to both guests and visitors, enjoy a superb meal in The Terrace restaurant overlooking Piccadilly, or a mouth-watering cocktail concoction in the Maskelyn & Cook bar.

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45 Jermyn St.

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May Fair Bar

Bar

Located in the heart of London's luxury quarter, the May Fair Bar is the ideal place to refuel before or after visiting one of Mayfair's many art galleries. Serving signature cocktails and pan-Asian small plates, there's something to make everyone's tastebuds dance with delight.

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May Fair Kitchen

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As the Flagship Kitchen, May Fair Kitchen showcases the best of Spanish and Italian small plates, while also embracing our signature Peruvian, Mexican, Japanese and Mediterranean dishes from sister restaurants Monmouth, Leicester Square, Peter Street and Bloomsbury Street Kitchens. Complemented with the finest wines and signature cocktails, discover the art of shared dining in exclusive Mayfair.

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The May Fair Hotel, A Radisson Collection Hotel

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The May Fair Hotel is set in the heart of one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. Proud to be the Official Hotel to London Fashion Week, The May Fair enjoys some of the largest bedrooms in London, including an iconic collection of suites, world-class food and drink in Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, May Fair Kitchen, a vibrant bar, secluded terrace, stunning event spaces and tranquil spa.

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Fortnum & Mason

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Since 1707, Fortnum & Mason has been home to extraordinary food, joy-giving things and unforgettable dining experiences. Situated on Piccadilly, it's the most luxurious department store in the world. Offering full range of luxury signature hampers and gift boxes, sweet and savoury treats, and gifts for every occasion.

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Royal Academy of Arts

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The Royal Academy of Arts is a world-renowned art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London. For over 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists and offers a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Enjoy their expanded campus with free displays, new spots to eat, drink and shop, and much more.

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